Monthly Archives: August 2012

A climate change at AMS

“Out of the heart the mouth speaks.” – Jesus of Nazareth In recent weeks, the American Meteorological Society has released not one but two new statements on climate. The most recent, just out today, is a revised information statement on … Continue reading

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Akiva Fishman’s summer in Liberia. Part 2

To pick up Akiva Fishman’s narrative from where we left off yesterday… “The last point on Liberian laziness is the issue of the lingering effects of the war (even 9 years hence). Beyond the question of what it does to … Continue reading

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Weather-Ready GOP?

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters” – Epictetus Epictetus was a Greek sage and philosopher who lived about the time of Christ. It’s hard to believe he said it exactly thus. Somehow … Continue reading

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Akiva Fishman’s summer in Liberia. Part 1.

When we think summer, many of us settle for a brief getaway – to the beach perhaps, or the mountains, or perhaps some pleasant foreign spot.  We think of R&R. Some, however, especially the younger folks, challenge themselves. They seek … Continue reading

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The environment and public health…and poverty

“I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.” – Psalm 140:12 Looking for reading as the weekend draws to a close/want to get your week off to a good start? Here’s … Continue reading

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You be the judge.

Here’s a story that’s making the rounds: Belgian town may sue over soggy weather forecasts. According to NPR and other news sources, it seems that Meteo Belgique, a private weather forecasting firm, predicted some time ago, when Europeans were making … Continue reading

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The 2012 AMS Summer Community Meeting…final reflections

The 2012 AMS Summer Community Meeting closed something like 24 hours ago. Most if not all of the participants have made it home. A few last thoughts. First, this meeting seems to be getting more productive every year. As participants … Continue reading

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What makes a nation weather ready?

“Be silent, or say something better than silence.” – Pythagoras[1] “The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred.” – George Bernard Shaw “The way that we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of … Continue reading

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State of the Sectors

“If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.” – Abraham Lincoln, in his 1858 House divided speech  Tuesday’s focus at the AMS … Continue reading

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S.W.O.T.!

Sunday’s the eve of the 2012 AMS Summer Community Meeting, which this year is being held in Norman, Oklahoma. The University of Oklahoma, major NOAA research and service units, and elements of the private sector are collocated here, principally in … Continue reading

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